SUBDOMAIN 325.1 – LEADING AND MANAGING INDIVIDUALS
SUBDOMAIN 325.2 – DESIGNING & LEADING TEAMS
SUBDOMAIN 325.4 – COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY IN ORGANIZATIONS
325.1.1: Motivation – The graduate applies motivational concepts to enhance organizational performance.
325.1.2: Leadership Approaches and Theories – The graduate uses contemporary approaches and theories of leadership to perform a personal leadership skills analysis and to develop a leadership philosophy.
325.1.3: Power and Influence – The graduate determines how power and influence can be used to achieve organizational objectives.
325.1.4: Leadership Ethics – The graduate identifies influences on ethical leadership and analyzes the construction of a code of ethics.
325.2.1: Team Development – The graduate selects the appropriate type of team structure for a project and proposes strategies and structures to build team cohesion and effectiveness.
325.2.2: Improving Team Performance – The graduate analyzes the performance of a virtual team and proposes strategies to improve team effectiveness.
325.4.2: Team Communication – The graduate demonstrates best practices to overcome biases that inhibit organizations and teams from communicating effectively.
You are a member of a team that has been selected to deliver a leadership presentation designed for new managers in an organization. Your team will create a leadership handbook to be used in a training workshop for new managers.
Each team member must write two sections of the handbook. Each individual section of the handbook must have the authorâ€™s name attached. The handbook may include graphs, data, photographs, and other information as needed. It should be written in a report/handbook format rather than in an essay format and should have a consistent format throughout the handbook (i.e. font, margins, headings, background, and spacing should be the same in each section). Each section of the handbook must include at least three references in APA format accompanying the section of the handbook in which the references are used. Team members will each choose two of the following topics, one for each of the two sections of the handbook that they will write:
â€¢ Emotional intelligence: What is your emotional IQ?
â€¢ Personality traits and leadership styles of great leaders
â€¢ Leading high-performance teams
â€¢ Interpersonal skills for leaders
â€¢ Leading through effective communication
â€¢ Time management
â€¢ Leaders as motivators
â€¢ Leading and managing conflict resolution
â€¢ Moral leadership and ethics
â€¢ Leading culturally diverse teams
â€¢ Leading intergenerational group
â€¢ Leadership versus management
A. Create a leadership handbook with your team by doing the following:
1. Develop your first section of the handbook that discusses one of the given topics.
2. Develop your second section of the handbook that discusses one of the given topics.
Note: Be sure to include at least 3 references per section and your name on each section of the handbook for which you are responsible.
3. Compile the entire handbook with your team.
a. Complete the attached â€œAssignment Designation Form.â€
Note: Submit this form at the same time as the other 3 documents required for this task.
B. Complete the attached â€œLeadership Handbook Scoring Rubric.â€
Note: This should include a numeric rating for each section of the rubric as well as written comments explaining the numeric rating.
C. Evaluate your teamâ€™s performance, utilizing the team contract and your teamâ€™s experiences, by doing the following:
1. Identify your teamâ€™s goals.
a. Discuss how your team achieved or did not achieve its goals.
Note: Provide specific examples to support how you met or did not meet each goal.
2. Identify two or more specific motivation strategies or theories that were agreed to in the team contract
a. Analyze how effectively your team utilized the identified motivation strategies or theories, OR, if your team did not use one of the strategies or theories, provide a brief discussion on how your team could have used each strategy or theory to improve team performance.
3. Identify two or more specific influence strategies or theories that were agreed to in the team contract.
a. Analyze how effectively your team utilized the identified strategies or theories to exert influence over the team outcomes or deliverables, OR, if your team did not use one of the strategies or theories, provide a brief discussion on how your team could have used each strategy or theory to improve team performance.
4. Discuss the effectiveness of your teamâ€™s communication plan as written in the Team Contract, referencing examples from the team experience.
5. Identify two or more specific conflict-resolution strategies or theories that were agreed to in the team contract.
a. Reflect on the effectiveness of the use of the conflict-resolution strategies or theories, referencing examples from the team experience, OR, if your team did not use one of the strategies or theories, provide a brief discussion on how your team could have used each strategy or theory to improve team performance.
6. Discuss how you could have improved the teamâ€™s performance.
Note: This should be written from the context of what you personally could have done to improve team performance.
D. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.